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Android User Manual

The 'Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android' app brings Hosted Lync 2013 presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice and video to your mobile device using either Wi-Fi only or your cellular data connection when you're not connected to Wi-Fi.


Installation requirements

You'll need an Android 4.0 or a later phone-oriented operating system to install Lync 2013 for Android.


Install the Lync app

  1. Go to the Google Play Store app on your device.

  2. Search for Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android.

  3. Tap the Install button. As soon as the app is installed, it appears on your phone.


Sign in to Lync app

If you have a cellular data plan, or your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, signing in is quick. Just start the Lync app, and on the sign-in screen, enter your credentials, and tap Sign In.

To sign in, use your sign-in address ( and password. In some cases a user name will need to be entered in the Advanced Options.


Use Lync app for the first time

The first time you sign in, you'll need to decide whether you want to make Lync audio and video calls by using Wi-Fi only or by using your cellular data connection when you're not connected to Wi-Fi.

  1. When you first sign in, tap the Next arrow icon.

  2. On the "Manage Data Use" screen under the "Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls" section, select one of the following options:

    • Tap ON to use Wi-Fi or the mobile voice network to make Lync calls.

    • Tap OFF to use Wi-Fi to make Lync calls. When you're not connected to Wi-Fi, you can use your cellular data connection or mobile minutes instead.

  3. On the "Require Wi-Fi for video calls" select one of the following options:

    • Tap ON to use only Wi-Fi to make Lync video calls.

    • Tap OFF to use your cellular data connection to make Lync video calls when you're not connected to Wi-Fi.

  4. When you've made your selections, tap Next.

  5. Enter your Android's mobile number with country/region codes. When Lync cannot use the Wi-Fi or cellular data connection to make an audio or video call, you'll be called back at this number to connect you to the audio portion of the Lync call.

  6. When you've finished entering your number, tap Next.

  7. Next, the "Change Call Forwarding Setting" screen is shown; confirm your call forwarding settings by tapping Yes or No.

  8. Tap Next to sync your Lync contacts on your device phonebook. If you don't want to sync your Lync contact, uncheck the Sync contacts box.

  9. Tap Done to start using Lync.

Note: To change call options, from the Lync screen, tap your phone's Menu button, tap Options, and then tap Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls or Require Wi-Fi for video calls. Here's what happens when you make your selection:


Sign out of Lync app

To sign out of Lync, tap the My Info icon (first icon from the left). Then under "your name", tap your current status and on the "Set my status screen" tap Sign Out. You can also tap the Menu button on your phone and then tap Sign out.


Remove Lync app

To remove the Lync app:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings > Application manager.

  2. Tap Lync 2013 and then tap Uninstall.